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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On OpenSUSE 13.2

HowToForge: How to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users.

Serve websites with Nginx

Linux User & Developer: Configure Nginx to serve simple websites and see how it’s a serious alternative to Apache

VirtualBox 4.3.20 Released

Today Oracle released VirtualBox 4.3.20, a maintenance release of VirtualBox 4.3 which improves stability and fixes regressions.

Red Hat Pushes Forward with CentOS [VIDEO]

ServerWatch: At the beginning of 2014, Red Hat embraced the community CentOS Linux distribution.

Free Software, Free as in Beer

Datamation: Being available at no cost may not define free software, but it is responsible for many of its ups and downs over the years.

WordPress 4.0.1 Updates Millions of Sites for 8 Flaws

eWEEK: The content management and blogging system automatically updates users for cross-site scripting, request forgery and password-reset-attack protection.

Elasticsearch Uses Power of Community for Open Source Analytics [VIDEO]

EnterpriseAppsToday: How has the ELK stack emerged to become a leading open source data analysis platform?

Beginning Git and Github for Linux Users

Linux.com: The Git distributed revision control system is a sweet step up from Subversion, CVS, Mercurial, and all those others we've tried and made do with.

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Voice Of Pripyat, Multiplayer First Person Shooter In Early Access

Voice of Pripyat is a multiplayer first person shooter that has popped up on Steam thanks to Greenlight, it looks like it could be interesting too in a stupidly crap way.

Valve Plans A Big Steam Machine Presence At GDC 2015

It seems Valve have no plans to attend CES next year, but they did confirm they are planning a large presence at GDC. Looks like there will be a lot of Steam Machine news next year!

Time To Guess What Feral Interactive Are Working On, New Teaser

Feral Interactive are being sneaky, as they have given a little hint towards their next game, and it's quite obvious it's for Linux.

Soul Axiom, A Sci-fi Action Adventure On Steam

Soul Axiom is a fantastic looking mix of a sci-fi story, action, and adventure wrapped up in a neat early access package.

Bear With Me - 2D Black & White, Point & Click "Horror" Noire Adventure

Are you yearning for something a bit different? Bear With Me might be right up your point & click street.

Pocket Rumble A 2D Fighting Game On Kickstarter

Pocket Rumble is a fun looking 2D fighting game currently on Kickstarter that promises a Linux port if they hit a stretch goal, I know what you're thinking, but look past that for a minute.

Red Awakening, A First Person Action/Horror Game May Be Coming To Linux

Red Awakening, the First Person Action/Horror game by the guys over at Domino Effect, may be coming to Linux. The developer confirmed this is a real possibility in an email.

Aspyr Media Have A New Blog Post On Porting Civilization: Beyond Earth To Linux

Another blog post from Aspyr Media has surfaced about their porting efforts on Civilization: Beyond Earth, and the news is looking good.

TinyKeep Dungeon Crawler Linux Version Released, It's Good

In TinyKeep players will embrace the role of a hopeless prisoner held deep in a forgotten dungeon who one day wakes up to find themselves mysteriously released.

The Darksiders Linux Port Has Switched Hands

Leszek Godlewski announced on Twitter that he will be leaving the Linux porting business, but the news isn't that bad. One of the original coders is taking over the Linux port of Darksiders.

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Confirmed For Linux

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is the next in line of the crazy neon coloured action game. The new version has been confirmed for Linux too! We even managed to find out who is doing the port!

Monkey Island Creator Ron Gilbert Is Making A New Point-And-Click Adventure Game

The creators of the classic point-and-click adventure game Maniac Mansion, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, have launched a campaign on Kickstarter to crowd-fund a spiritual successor to Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island.

Daedalic Releases Goodbye Deponia On Linux

Daedalic Entertainment have released the third and final standalone part of the Deponia Trilogy which have seen Linux releases over the last few months.

This War Of Mine Is Bleak, Interesting & Difficult, Our Thoughts

This War of Mine is a really interesting take on the survival genre, and it's very bleak all the way through.

Legend Of Grimrock 2 On Linux Is Uncertain

I have been really looking forward to playing Legend of Grimrock 2 soon. Unfortunately, the game is not available for Linux yet, and as it seems it's not certain whether we will see it on Linux at all.